Watch the visual below!
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New Zealand’s Mild Orange have delivered another shimmering release with This Kinda Day. The intimate release arrives alongside an official visual, directed by NeedPastel with animation from Fadjar Kurnia.
“I was recovering from pneumonia and pleurisy back in October 2020, which nearly wiped me out and left me sick for about six months. With sickness came a period where I experienced an inability to do what I love, and it meant we had to cancel some of our biggest shows to date and some important radio and TV appearances. The disappointment in myself, and letting down others (the band, fans, people involved) weighed heavy on me and sent me downward. But it turned out that my friends, family, and fans were all super supportive and gave me strength,” says frontman Josh Mehrtens. “To me, this song represents a lot of growth in perspective, and I’d love to share that appreciation with others in hopes that it might help some not go down a dark path alone,”
Having joined forces in 2018, Mild Orange is made up childhood friends Mehrtens, lead guitarist Josh Reid, bassist Tom Kelk and drummer Jack Ferguson. With two full-length albums under their belt, the four-piece have sold-out performances across New Zealand and conquered Europe with a headline tour, having also shared the stage with legendary acts such as The Strokes in London and Underworld in Mexico City.
This Kinda Day is out now! Watch the visual below.